Soorikian Architecture

Business Description
Soorikian Architecture was begun in 1999 by architect, Karen Soorikian. Our projects can be found throughout Atlanta, GA and in Alabama. Karen strives to respond to the client’s wishes and needs with comfortable, functional and aesthetically pleasing spaces. The planning of spaces with great flow is of utmost importance in our work. Throughout Karen’s design process, the experiential quality of moving through the spaces is always in the forefront of her mind.

Our architectural services include residential renovations, as well as new home construction. Since many of our projects have been in designated historical districts in Atlanta, we have gained expertise in ushering our designs through the certification process. Our goal in renovation projects is to update older homes with modern needs while retaining the character and integrity of the original architecture of the exterior. For many families, it is fun to create an eclectic environment that fuses “new” and “old.” Many times, with homes that are 60 to 100 years old, the project requires returning the home to the original character after unfortunate changes have been made through the years.

After working at the offices of Stanley Tigerman in Chicago, Illinois, Karen Soorikian attended Georgia Institute of Technology and earned a master’s degree in Architecture in 1994. Her undergraduate studies earned her a bachelor’s degree in History. This provided the opportunity to teach Architectural History at Georgia Tech under noted architectural historian, Elizabeth Dowling. Karen did her internships under Surber, Barber, Choate and Hurtlein Architects and Peter Block Architects in Atlanta. She became a registered architect in 2000.

Soorikian Architecture provides design services for a variety of scopes and budgets. To hear about the progress of new projects, click the facebook link on the left and become a fan.

Certification and Awards
Licensed Architect
2013 Renovation Project featured at Druid Hills Tour of Homes Opening Gala
2012 Decatur Historic Preservation Design Award
2011 Renovation Project selected for Druid Hills Tour of Homes
2010 Decatur Historic Preservation Design Award
Atlanta, GA US 
Karen Soorikian 
Atlanta, GA 30030 
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One of my favorite projects done at my work was for a 2nd grade teacher that repurposed an old claw foot tub from her father's field. We sandblasted and painted it inside and out. She filled it with pillows to use as a reading area for her students. It was beautiful and the kids love it.
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Review by jonnaosborne:

We could not have asked for a better architect than Karen Soorikian to design the major renovation of our 1920s home. The final plan she delivered well exceeded...
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Review by peterstephanie:

Karen Soorikian created a design that resulted in screened-in deck that is both functional and beautiful; she is delightful to work with. Karen’s experience al...
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Review by andysarvady:

Soorikian Architecture turned my so-so home into my dream home, it's as simple as that. Originally hired to design a simple upstairs addition and give the back ...
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Review by sabrinalilly:

We are thrilled with the outcome of our home remodel designed by Karen Soorikian. Karen started the design process by getting to know us and taking note of how ...
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Review by efrasermay:

We are just starting the construction of an addition Karen designed. I could not be more pleased with her design--which combines practicality and beauty. She ...
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